A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 1

Teachers – Mrs Rachel Garner & Mrs Jo Tetlow

Autumn Term 2017

A very warm welcome to all our new starters and families! We have been delighted at how well all the children have settled in to their new environment so brilliantly. We are both very proud of them and are really looking forward to our year ahead with them.

Our topic this half term is ‘All about me’ and encompasses all areas of the foundation stage curriculum. The below grid will hopefully give you a flavour of some of the things we’ll be doing and learning about this term. All children will undertake learning based on the following but it will be tailored to their different needs and abilities. (click image to enlarge)

Foundation Stage:

Year 1 

Please pop in to see us if you have any questions or if you need to tell us anything and do remember to let us know if someone new is collecting your child from school. We need to be informed of this so we are confident that we are sending your child home with the right person.

A few reminders:

PE kits need to be left in school. Keep a spare pair of pants/tights in PE bags if you think it necessary.

Please remember to send your child to school with a named water bottle and a fruit snack.

Mrs Tetlow will be in Class 1 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mrs Garner will be in Class 1 every Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Weeks will be in Class 1 to support us, every morning except Mondays.

Mrs Leeming will be with Class 1 on Monday mornings.

There will be a Learning Support Assistant working between Classes 1 and 2 every afternoon.


Ideally for Foundation Stage children, sharing a book for around 5 – 10 minutes every day helps greatly with progress towards becoming a reader. If you and your child have any energy left at the end of a busy day to read together that would be wonderful!

Once we have settled into school life we will be sending out the letter sounds that we’ve been learning that week. Later, when appropriate for your child, we’ll send out key words to learn on sight and words to practise sounding out.

Join Mrs Tetlow in class 1 after school on Monday 11th September for a brief meeting. She will tell you about this term’s topic and be available for any questions you might now have. Children can play in the outside area whilst we chat – Mrs Edwards will keep an eye on them.

Thank you for your support

Jo Tetlow and Rachel Garner